- SHOWS: TRIBAL BURN (April & Nov)
- ARTWALK HAFLA (party & show) - most 1st Fridays
- SASSY SATURDAYS Show & Party - Sat, June 10th
- DRUM CIRCLE - most 2nd Fridays
- FREE 3rd FRIDAYS DANCE CLASS & MUSIC & DANCE JAM
- RETREAT: Sep 2024 TBA
- PARALOUNGE DRUM & DANCE GATHERING
- 1001 NIGHTS BELLY DANCE SHOWCASE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 2024 TBA
Hip Expressions is known for our epic events, inclusive vibe, and inspirational experiences! We are constantly creating performances to entertain and educate, to connect you to to awe and wonder of the worlds we bring together.
Many of our events are inclusive; come dressed in your best to dance, play, and have fun at our Drum Circle and ArtWalk Hafla. For our Productions (larger shows, Tribal Burn, etc), we love having guest artists from all over! If you have something you'd like to present, we accept applications several months in advance.
Calendar of Special Events
- Fri, June 9 - Drum Circle, 2nd Fridays, 6 - 8pm
- Sat, June 10 - Sassy Saturdays, 2nd Saturdays Party @ US19 Kava House Brand, 8 - 11pm (& birthday parties! Johanna, Carolina, Aliyah, Joanne, and more!), 11141 US Hwy 19 N, #408, Clearwater, the classiest Kava Bar in Tampa Bay! Tarot, Henna, Vendors, Performances, Shimmy party, Tribal Dance Jam, and more!
- Fri, June 16 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
Sun, June 25 - Brunch Club, 10am
Fri, July 7 - Art Walk Hafla in Gulfport, 1st Fridays, 5 - 8pm
Fri, July 14 - Drum Circle, 2nd Fridays, 6 - 8pm
Fri, July 21 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
Fri, Aug 4 - Art Walk Hafla in Gulfport, 1st Fridays, 5 - 8pm
Fri, Aug 11 - Drum Circle, 2nd Fridays, 6 - 8pm
Fri, Aug 18 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
Fri, Sep 1 - Art Walk Hafla in Gulfport, 1st Fridays, 5 - 8pm
Fri, Sept 8 - Drum Circle, 2nd Fridays, 6 - 8pm
Fri, Sept 15 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
Fri, Oct 6 - Art Walk Hafla in Gulfport, 1st Fridays, 5 - 8pm
Thu, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 15 - Paralounge Drum & Dance Gathering!
Fri, Oct 13 - Drum Circle, 2nd Fridays, 6 - 8pm
Fri, Oct 20 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
Fri, Nov 3 - Art Walk Hafla in Gulfport, 1st Fridays, 5 - 8pm
Fri, Nov 10 - Drum Circle, 2nd Fridays, 6 - 8pm
Fri, Nov 17 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
Sat, Nov 18 - Tribal Burn: Steampunk Adventure Continues!
Fri, Dec 1 - Art Walk Hafla in Gulfport, 1st Fridays, 5 - 8pm
Fri, Dec 8 - Drum Circle & Holiday Party! 6 - 10pm
Fri, Dec 15 - FREE Belly Dance Class, 3rd Fridays, followed by Music & Dance Jam! 6 - 9pm
CELEBRATING 20 years of HIP EXPRESSIONS!
Belly Dance Party Cruise! Feb 16 - 21st
1001 Nights Anniversary Showcase date TBA
Belly Dance Retreat... coming September... date TBA
...we also have special Workshops every month, check them out!
1001 Nights Anniversary 2023 - On Demand!
Did you miss the EPIC shows?
1001 Nights Anniversary 2023
$25 and you have access to BOTH shows!
Tribal Burn Benefit for Sacred Lands
Dance and flow artists come together to support Sacred Lands right here in St Petersburg, Florida. This non-for-profit strives to preserve cultural education upon the ancient Native American Tocobago village site. Dressing up encouraged. VIP front row available, includes dinner, drinks, and surprises!
Nov 18th - Steampunk- the Adventure Continues
Tribal Burn Performance Application
We love talented guest artists! Please contact us several months in advance, thank you.
Hip Ex ArtWalk Hafla
Join us every first Friday as we celebrate being part of the vibrating artistic community of Gulfport! Our stage area is open to all genres of performances, we'll have items out for sale, and lots of opportunities to hang out, have fun, and explore Gulfport, too!
Every 1st Friday
5pm - Gather
6pm - Belly Dance Class
7pm - Showtime
7:30pm - Shimmy Jam
Community Drum Circle
Every 2nd Friday, join us for a Middle Eastern Drumming Class, and Facilitated Drum Circle! All ages and skill levels welcome. Our emphasis is on listening, participating, collaborating, and lifting our spirits! Some drums provided, or bring your own. Fundraiser for Sacred Lands, donations are welcome.
6:30pm Drum Lesson
8pm Afterparty at the Jungle Prada Tavern next door
FREE Belly Dance Class
Free Class Fridays
Dance - Inspire - Transform!
Come check out the Studio with a dance class open to the community. Evey Body Welcome! Explore cultural dance moves, supportive environment, and good vibes! All levels welcome.
Come early or stay late and connect with other dancers, too. Bring your zills, a snack or a drink, after the class we hang out and play drums and dance and have casual fun!
Please pre-register to save your spot, we have limited space.
All ages welcome, please, no shoes on the dance floor.
Join us for a Ladies' Night in Tampa Bay like no other!
Performances by Hip Expressions dancers - belly dance shimmy party - tribal belly dance jam - tarot readings by Nikki - henna by Sumaya - exotic bazaar with special feminine attire and accessories
Dressed your sassiest best! Bring on the bling and the sparkles, or just come as you are. Be ready to enjoy the tasty beverages, shop with your besties, get some belly dancing tips, and then shake it YOUR WAY! Don't forget to tip your bartenders... and performers!
Sat, June 10th, 8 - 11pm
US19 Kava House Brand | 11141 US Hwy 19 N, #408, Clearwater
Our EPIC Belly Dance Party Cruise, since 2009
Join us in 2024 as the Red Flower Revolution goes again international!
Friends and family welcome. People come from all over to share the positive Hip Expressions vibe, vacation care-free, enjoy our classes, shows, theme nights, and after-parties, and travel in luxury to exotic ports.
Hip Expressions @ Paralounge Drum Gathering
May 12 - 14 & Oct 12 - 15th, 2023
Join Hip Expressions at Paralounge, a beautiful music and dance camp that Hip Expression is proud to be part of in 2023!
The Paralounge Drum Gathering is a celebration of the human spirit, held in White Springs, Florida. Enjoy the classes, activities, and events, ALL INCLUDED in your admission fee.
Reserve now! www.paralounge.net